Do We Get Salary in Notice Period

Employees will get a salary during the notice period for each working day and eligible leave. The notice period is still considered regular employment, and all the benefits will be paid. However, the last month’s salary will be paid under full and final settlement along with other benefits the employee is eligible for.

For example, if an employee is under a 3-month notice period, the first two months’ salary will be paid along with the other employees on the salary date. But the last month’s salary will be paid as full and final settlement i.e. after 3 to 4 days from the actual salaries date.

In some cases, employers don’t want the employee to work during the notice period such as lockdowns or lack of projects, in such cases, the employer may pay the salary for the notice period and exit the employee.

The above rules are mostly applicable to 1 month, 2 months, 3 months, and all other notice periods. All top companies in India like TCS, Cognizant, Infosys, Accenture, HCL, and almost all local companies will pay their salaries during the notice period.

3 Things to Remember About Salary in the Notice Period

  1. Your last working month’s salary will be paid separately in the full and final settlement.
  2. You are eligible to receive a revised salary even during the notice period.
  3. You can use your paid leaves such as Casual, sick, and earned leaves with the employer’s approval.


1. Can a company hold our salary in the notice period?

Yes, companies can hold salaries during the notice period. For example, the company will hold the last month’s salary and pay it in full and final settlement.

2. Will I get a revised salary during the notice period?

Yes, employees will get revised salaries even during the notice period.

3. Is it compulsory to work in a notice period?

Yes, you should work in a notice period to leave the job legally, (or) you can take the employer’s approval to leave the job without a notice period.

4. Can I take paid leave during the notice period?

Yes, you can use your leaves during the notice period.

5. What if I don’t work and abscond not working the notice period?

Your company will hold your salary and they will not provide you with your experience and reliving letters.

6. What if my company doesn’t pay my salary even after my resignation?

If you complete the notice period, but still the company doesn’t pay the salary then you can consider a legal action against the company.


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